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Lost locals thru multiswitch

When I connect my sat inputs through a multiswitch to utilize my second tuner, I lose my locals.  The auto setup no longer detects the 119 and 110 degree satellites.  It detects the sats fine when not run thru the switch.  I've also shortened the distance the cables run from the dish thinking it was a signal fade problem to no avail.  I've used this type of multiswitch before with other receiver with no probs.  Is my multiswitch bad, or am I missing something?

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    I have a 3 LNB oval dish. 



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Do you have at least a 2-channel LNB on your system?...accordianman

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